Category Archives: Texas

Drink Local Wine Week: Texas Tempranillo

In her Financial Times column and on her website this week, Jancis Robinson describes how Tempranillo has in the last 25 years or so become the third-most planted grape in the world, in terms of acreage, after Cabernet Sauvignon and … Continue reading

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50 States of Wine – Le Metro Underground Goes Cross Country

Earlier this year, after I wrote about the difficulty of finding the so-called “New California” wines, I was introduced to Aaron Epstein, a San Diego-based entrepreneur and new father who operates Le Metro. Wine. Underground, a subscription direct-to-consumer retailer. To use … Continue reading

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The Grape American Road Trip

This post is especially for Washington D.C.-area readers. Andrew Stover, known to wine lovers around the region for his advocacy of wines from unexpected places around the country, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his Vino50 portfolio with “The Grape … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week Begins

This is Regional Wine Week, October 6-12, the sixth annual celebration of wine made throughout the country, not just on the West Coast. As regular readers of this blog know, Regional Wine Week was started by Jeff Siegel, aka The … Continue reading

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Wine Country – It’s everywhere!

“Wine country” used to mean Northern California. Then Sideways told us about Santa Barbara County and its pinot noir. Visitors to Portland learned that just an hour’s drive away they could sample some fine pinot in the Willamette Valley as … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Regional #Wine

Regional Wine Week is off to a roaring start. My co-conspirator in this effort, Jeff Siegel – aka “The Wine Curmudgeon” – has kicked off the effort with a thought-provoking essay called “7 Things You Need to Know About Regional … Continue reading

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Calling All Bloggers: Regional #Wine Week Begins October 9

Calling all wine bloggers for the 4th annual Regional Wine Week – the week to blog about “wine from around here, wherever here happens to be.” Regional Wine Week grew out of, the website created by Wine Curmudgeon Jeff … Continue reading

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